The Keepers of Elenath

The Keepers of Elenath

by Amanda Bradburn



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ISBN-13: 9781606963111
Publisher: Tate Publishing & Enterprises, L.L.C.
Publication date: 08/25/2009
Pages: 314
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)
Age Range: 9 - 12 Years

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The Keepers of Elenath 4.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Book_Keeper More than 1 year ago
I found out about "The Keepers of Elenath" on a different site that I visit. And once I read the discription from the back of the book, I wanted to read it, and when I finally bought it myself, I couldn't put it down for more than a few minutes at a time. I kept wanting to see how the characters were going to get through their trials and battles, so, in hardly any time at all, I had this book read and wanted more! The Keepers of Elenath is very The Lord of the Rings inspired, as you can tell by the elves and the dwarf-like gnomes, and even the settings. But it also reminded me of many of my other favorite books, so it had many great elements to it. Unfortunately, the writing seemed choppy in a few places where it skipped around without warning, and there were a few punctation problems, but in a whole, the story was well written with beautifully descriptive narration. The characters were those you could truly care about, and I actually laughed out loud in some places with them. If you love fantasy, and want to read a story that is good in so many ways, you should really buy this book. You will not be dissapointed.
RebeccaHope More than 1 year ago
I just finished "The Keepers of Elenath" and it definitely deserves a spot on the "MUST READ" list. It takes you to a place filled with the same magic that made you fall in love with Narnia and Middle-Earth. If you are like me you will probably even add Elenath to the list of places you wish you could visit! I can't think of a single thing I disliked about this book. It literally has it all, from an epic plot to characters you can't help but love, and in some cases hate. To give you an idea of how awesome this book is: I couldn't put it down and finished it in a day! It would be a mistake to pass up reading this book.
ChristinaMaria More than 1 year ago
I'm a girl who likes books with princesses, action, humor, suspense, and this contained all of that and more! It just had a nice Lord of the Rings feeling to it. A definite keeper on my shelf, and one I'll be reading over and over again. With eager anticipation I look forward to book two: The Phantom Assassin which should be coming out soon (or so I hope!) Fantasy at its best!
HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Do you know where Elenath is? It is a fantasy world created by the author, Amanda Bradburn. With the popularity of the The Lord of the Rings and The Chronicles of Narnia movies, there is a renewed interest in Christian (as well as non-Christian and even, unfortunately, anti-Christian) fantasy. Elenath is the territory ruled over by the wise and just Lord Nordik, who divided it among the five races, with Anirum going to the gnomes, Aenar to the elves, Glyphwarn to the shadowglyphs, Gwendagil to the etels, and Tamyr to men, appointing keepers to watch over it. However, evil has invaded the land. One of the former keepers, Gnaash, has rebelled and is now the enemy. Through his influence, Ermalan has killed King Theon Swordarm II of Anirum and taken the throne. When Ermalan is killed, his evil widow Zyr takes over and seeks to conquer all Elenath. Theon's son Prince Enduan leads the loyal army with his friend Prince Mathean of Tamyr, while Enduan's sister Gwaeron remains in the capital city of Boronea as a spy. However, Gwaeron and a helper named Aen Blackwolf are betrayed and have to flee, both ending up at Maran Ithael, the city of Lord Nordik. There they learn that Gnaash and Zyr are looking for a hidden vial of black dragon venom by which they can create dragons that will be invincible in their attempt to take over all Elenath. Eight walkers are sent to Mede's Labyrinth in the Barren Mountains to see if they can find the vial. They include the elf keeper Theloq, who has been Gwaeron's mentor. Abweneth, the adventure-seeking daughter of Captain Sarr who is second in command at Maran Ithael, sneaks away with the walkers too. Will they succeed in their quest? Will they even survive their journey? Bradburn, a homeschool graduate, began formulating the ideas for the story in the late months of 2006. She is currently a student at Indiana Baptist College. While not intended to be allegorical, Tolkien's The Lord of the Rings has certainly set the benchmark for Christian fantasy. Over the past few years, I have read and reviewed several fantasy series, both Christian and secular, for young people. All of them have been interesting and enjoyable. However, to me The Keepers of Elenath seems to come the closest to the excitement and intensity of The Lord of the Rings. The ending, while quite satisfactory, leaves the reading hanging on and eagerly anticipating the next book in the series. And the guides to the creatures, their lands, and the main characters, along with the map of Elenath, are all very helpful in following the action. This is a book that I highly recommend to all lovers of fantasy.